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Location: Liberia

Day 1 - 20 Dec 2019

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia

Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia
Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia
Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia

Content: Starting our journey we took a Alaska Airlines flight for 5hrs 35min from Los Angeles to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia. the flight was extremely smooth and the airport was small but well managed we had to pay exit tax while leaving the airport

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Content: After our Immigration and security check we left airport and took a 50min drive to our hotel. The best thing about this hotel is it is located near the National Park. We loved having free access to the cataratas and made use of the spa

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Content: After check-in formalities we had Dinner at ground floor in the hotel itself, The buffet Dinner was spectacular. Chicken, steak, pork and chorizo from the grill & A nice salad selection and plenty of additional sides.

Location: Liberia

Day 2 - 21 Dec 2019

Las Pailas

Liberia,  Las Pailas
Liberia,  Las Pailas
Liberia,  Las Pailas

Content: After having breakfast we started our morning with a 45min morning walk towards Las Pailas enterance to experience Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, the largest and most active volcano in Guanacaste Province, the best thing to see there is the bubbling mud pits

Las Pailas loop trail

Liberia, Las Pailas loop trail

Content: Heading towards Las Pailas loop trail which takes about 2hr walk. which offers an immense variety of scenery and wildlife such as armadillos, collared peccaries, iguanas, white-nosed coatis etc

Oropendola Waterfall

Liberia, Oropendola Waterfall
Liberia, Oropendola Waterfall
Liberia, Oropendola Waterfall
Liberia, Oropendola Waterfall

Content: While walking by Río Blanco river we finished our hiking and reached for a refreshing swim in the Oropendola Waterfall which is worth the hike but do note it closes at 4pm

Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin
Liberia, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Content: After swimming in Oropendola Waterfall we were very hungary so we Headed back towards our hotel restaurant and Had dinner . the good thing was the Buffet menu was changed so we got a chance to try different dishes

Location: Liberia

Day 3 - 22 Dec 2019

La Fortuna

Liberia,  La Fortuna
Liberia,  La Fortuna
Liberia,  La Fortuna

Content: Starting our morning checking out from hotel and travelling towards La Fortuna known for gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park

Location: La Fortuna

Day 3 - 22 Dec 2019

Hotel Secreto la Fortuna

 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna
 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna
 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna

Content: After 3hrs drive we reached our final destination which was La Fortuna and checked-in to a hotel, the location of hotel was fantastic, the rooms were wide and clean we were able to see volcano from our door

Jungle canopy

 La Fortuna, Jungle canopy
 La Fortuna, Jungle canopy
 La Fortuna, Jungle canopy

Content: After completion of check-in formalities we we left for jungle small zip-line tour over Jungle Canopy, the activity was included in hotel rates itself

Geothermal pools

 La Fortuna, Geothermal pools
 La Fortuna, Geothermal pools
 La Fortuna, Geothermal pools

Content: After enjoying zip-line which was fun, we went for a soothing experience at naturally heated geothermal pools located at the base of Arenal where we relaxed ourself

Hotel Secreto la Fortuna

 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna
 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna
 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna

Content: After relaxation in pools we returned back to our rooms for more relaxation where we sat in our balcony and enjoyed panoramic views of the mammoth volcano

Restaurante Tierra Mía

 La Fortuna, Restaurante Tierra Mía

Content: we took Dinner at a near by restaurant as the hotel we were staying in didn't had any restaurant. we ordered steak which was amazing as per my taste good staff no lan guage barrier as the owner knows english and spanish both and they give choice for indoor and outdoor dinning

Location: La Fortuna

Day 4 - 23 Dec 2019

Mistico Hanging Bridges Park

 La Fortuna, Mistico Hanging Bridges Park
 La Fortuna, Mistico Hanging Bridges Park
 La Fortuna, Mistico Hanging Bridges Park

Content: We started our morning experiencing the best of the Arenal Volcano region where we passed through 15 bridges, there were some bridges which were hundreds feet long towards look out points

Arenal Volcano

 La Fortuna,  Arenal Volcano
 La Fortuna,  Arenal Volcano
 La Fortuna,  Arenal Volcano

Content: After passing through bridges and 2hrs walk we reached the look out pints of Arenal Volcano, where we had a close look at the incredible biodiversity and many species of birds

La Fortuna Waterfall

 La Fortuna, La Fortuna Waterfall
 La Fortuna, La Fortuna Waterfall
 La Fortuna, La Fortuna Waterfall

Content: we headed towards La Fortuna Waterfalls which was 15min away, where we had swimming. The tickets weren't cheap but the views were amazing the place worth visiting

Arenal's hot springs

 La Fortuna, Arenal's hot springs
 La Fortuna, Arenal's hot springs
 La Fortuna, Arenal's hot springs

Content: We went for soothe our muscles with another dip in the mineral-rich waters of Arenal's hot springs.which is used as therapeutic baths by locals. Best thing to do to relax muscles

Hotel Secreto la Fortuna

 La Fortuna, Hotel Secreto la Fortuna

Content: We had our packed food for dinner in hotel, even though hotel didn't had restaurant they provided us with oven facility to heat food which was a good gesture

Location: La Fortuna

Day 5 - 24 Dec 2019

Monteverde region

 La Fortuna, Monteverde region
 La Fortuna, Monteverde region
 La Fortuna, Monteverde region

Content: After having breakfast which was included in our booking we checked out from our hotel and started our journey towards Monteverde region with a 3hrs 15 min boat ride

Location: Monteverde region

Day 5 - 24 Dec 2019

Hotel Claro de Luna

Monteverde region, Hotel Claro de Luna
Monteverde region, Hotel Claro de Luna
Monteverde region, Hotel Claro de Luna

Content: After a 3hrs 15min Boat ride we checked-in to a hotel where the rooms were spacious and the staff was friendly

Santa Elena

Monteverde region, Santa Elena
Monteverde region, Santa Elena
Monteverde region, Santa Elena

Content: Explored Santa Elena which is a very small mountain town located in the cloud forests of Costa Rica known for its Coffee and Cheese. It can be seen on foot

SODA LA AMISTAD

Monteverde region, SODA LA AMISTAD

Content: After exploring Santa Elena we had dinner where we ordered Azteca and the Chicken Fajitas where we got desert for free loved the taste

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde region, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde region, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde region, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Content: After having dinner and rest we got a chance to see nocturnal wildlife, where we saw sloths, armadillos, and kinkajous, as well as sleeping birds and frogs experience was fantastic but one needs to keep silence to watch

Location: Monteverde region

Day 6 - 25 Dec 2019

Monteverde Park

Monteverde region, Monteverde Park
Monteverde region, Monteverde Park
Monteverde region, Monteverde Park

Content: After breakfast early in morning we left for Monteverde park known for its sky adventures passing through nature was amazing

Sky Walk

Monteverde region, Sky Walk
Monteverde region, Sky Walk
Monteverde region, Sky Walk

Content: Through sky tram we started our adventure with Sky walk, which combines trails and suspension bridges above the Jungle Canopy where we passed through Flora and Faunas.

Sky Tram gondola

Monteverde region, Sky Tram gondola
Monteverde region, Sky Tram gondola
Monteverde region, Sky Tram gondola

Content: Later on we started ascending over the rainforest and enjoyed sweeping views over the mountains

Sky Adventures

Monteverde region, Sky Adventures
Monteverde region, Sky Adventures
Monteverde region, Sky Adventures

Content: We had a zip-line to Sky Adventure Starting point over the trees and canyons,which makes it the most thrilling zip line in the country it is little bit scary but we had a best experience here

SODA LA AMISTAD

Monteverde region, SODA LA AMISTAD

Content: After a day full of adventure we had our dinner at the same restaurant with a veg menu suggested by the owner, in that that dish there were each and every spice added you name it and they have it.

Location: Monteverde region

Day 7 - 26 Dec 2019

Guanacaste

Monteverde region, Guanacaste
Monteverde region, Guanacaste
Monteverde region, Guanacaste

Content: After leaving our hotel we headed towards The Gulf Of Papagayo which is the large water body of Guanacaste province. we had a fresh fruit smoothie on beach side

The Gulf Of Papagayo

Monteverde region, The Gulf Of Papagayo
Monteverde region, The Gulf Of Papagayo
Monteverde region, The Gulf Of Papagayo

Content: After passing through dry plains and tropical dry forests we were able to azure seas. Watching dry plain transforming to blue seas is mesmerizing view

Location: The Gulf Of Papagayo

Day 7 - 26 Dec 2019

Villa del Sueño

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño

Content: After a long 4hrs 30min drive we reached The Gulf Of Papagaya and checked in to a hotel which a beach facing room

Playa Panama Beach

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Playa Panama Beach
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Playa Panama Beach
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Playa Panama Beach

Content: After resting for few hours we headed towards the place which is known for its rich beaches from which we went to Playa panama beach which is good for relaxation. we ordered a beer and had best evening spent

Villa del Sueño

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño

Content: After a well spent evening it was time for a dinner which we had at the hotel itself where we were staying the hotel had good local and american dishes. Dinning experience was fabulous

Location: The Gulf Of Papagayo

Day 8 - 27 Dec 2019

Playa del Coco

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Playa del Coco
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Playa del Coco
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Playa del Coco

Content: Today was the day to explore coastline so after nbreakfast we left for Playa del Coco which is a popular village for fishing, salsa bar and restaurants. this place offers surfing

Golfo de Papagayo

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Golfo de Papagayo

Content: Later on that day a boat took us to Golfo de Papagayo for a sailing sunset where we had dinner in the middle of the bay watching the sunset which was unforgettable experience for us. if you are lucky enough one can see dolphins and turtles

Location: The Gulf Of Papagayo

Day 9 - 28 Dec 2019

Jungle Trail

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Jungle Trail
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Jungle Trail
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Jungle Trail

Content: It was our free day so we planned to go for a Jungle trail to Sensoriawhich is part of a wildlife sanctuary at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Corobicí River

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Corobicí River
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Corobicí River
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Corobicí River

Content: After a 2hrs safari from rain forest we reached Corobicí River. walking through river our guide showed us monkeys, bats, lizards, and even crocodiles.

Tenor River

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Tenor River

Content: Walking down there is a white- water rapid river. place for rafting. we did rafting with experts which was a thrilling experience not a place for families with kids below 12yrs

Villa del Sueño

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño

Content: After Rafting we returned back to our room for a sunset

Villa del Sueño

The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño
The Gulf Of Papagayo, Villa del Sueño

Content: Had Continental food for dinner and slept early as we had to leave for Liberia in the morning

Location: Liberia

Day 10 - 29 Dec 2019

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia

Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia
Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia
Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia

Content: We checked-out from hotel and headed towards our last drive of this trip Liberia airport from there we took a 5hrs 40min Alaska Airlines flight to Los Angeles the airport was crowded

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia

Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia
Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia
Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport,Liberia

Content: We checked-out from hotel and headed towards our last drive of this trip Liberia airport from there we took a 5hrs 40min Alaska Airlines flight to Los Angeles the airport was crowded